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Emergency Department Use of Contrast Computed Tomography in Patients With Renal Dysfunction

Newberry, Brittany, M., PhD, MPH, FNP-BC, ENP-BC; Evans, Dian, Dowling, PhD, FNP-BC, ENP-BC, FAANP

Section Editor(s): Evans, Dian Dowling PhD, FNP-BC, ENP-BC, FAANP; Column Editor

Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal: January/March 2018 - Volume 40 - Issue 1 - p 2–7
doi: 10.1097/TME.0000000000000172

The Research to Practice Column is designed to improve translational research critique skills of advanced practice nurses. In this issue, the article “Risk of Acute Kidney Injury After Intravenous Contrast Media Administration” (J. S. Hinson, et al., 2017) is discussed in the context of a patient presenting to the emergency department with acute abdominal pain. The study was designed to assess the risk of acute kidney injury and adverse clinical outcomes in patients receiving intravenous contrast for computed tomography. Advanced practice nurses need to be aware of advances in types of intravenous contrast and current recommendations for administration of intravenous contrast for diagnostic purposes in patients at risk for acute kidney injury to facilitate making timely and accurate diagnoses.

Piedmont Mountainside/HospitalMD, Blue Ridge, Georgia (Dr Newberry); and Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Atlanta, Georgia (Drs Newberry and Evans).

Corresponding Author: Brittany M. Newberry, PhD, MPH, FNP-BC, ENP-BC, Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, 1520 Clifton Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30322 (

Disclosure: The authors report no conflicts of interest.

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